Former Governor George Sherrill has been dealt to the Dodgers by the Orioles (see below). Former Governor A.J. Ellis has spent time this year on the Dodgers roster.
This could set up a situation of a former Gov catching for a former Gov. I think that would be pretty cool! Ellis will probably be the Dodgers' third string catcher behind Russell Martin and Brad Ausmus later in the season, but it still could happen.
It will not be the first time that two former Govs will be on the same MLB roster since Sherrill and Jamie Cat Walker both started this season with the Orioles (Walker was released by the team in June).
ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers shored up their bullpen Thursday by acquiring Orioles closer George Sherrill in exchange for two prospects, third baseman Josh Bell and pitcher Steve Johnson, according to baseball sources.
A club official could not confirm the deal.
Sherrill can serve as a set-up man, or share the closer role with Jonathan Broxton.
The Dodgers still are hoping to acquire a starting pitcher and are rumored to still be pursuing Toronto's Roy Halladay.
It'll be hard for Ellis to get a whole lot of playing time; especially with Ausmus behind the plate. But it's definately a possiblity!
I think this is a good move for bothe Dodgers and Sherrill.
LA's lineup has enough pop to get them deep into October, but as is the case for many teams their pitching staff could use a little tune up. Sherrill will make a great closer for them, and if they manage to land Halladay, they may be set for a Series run.
Going to LA will give Sherrill an oportunity to shine away from the brutality that is the AL East, yet puts him with an organization that seems to have some desire for success. Plus, who wouldn't wanna play for Joe Torre?